Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Iowa Finance Authority and Waterloo Realtors and Lenders Encourage Participation in Summer Homeownership Contest...

WATERLOO - June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today joined with Four Seasons Realtors, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Board of Realtors and US Bank Home Mortgage in Coralville to encourage participation in The Meaning of Homeownership Contest, a partnership between the Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Association of Realtors® and lenders and Realtors throughout the state to keep Iowa Waterloo home sales, which are currently up 11% over last year, on the rise.

Iowa Finance Authority and Eastern Iowa Realtors and Lenders Support Summer Homeownership Contest to...

CORALVILLE - June 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Over the last year home sales have increased seven percent in the Eastern Iowa area, according to the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS®, and to continue reaching that goal, the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) have partnered with the Iowa City Association of REALTORS®, Residential Mortgage Network Inc., Re/Max Affiliates, and Skogman Realty to promote The Meaning of Homeownership Contest. This effort amongst lenders and Realtors is to show Iowans their support for homeownership and the importance of keeping homeownership on the rise.

The Boulder Group Completes Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Walgreens Property in Cedar...

Northbrook, IL - December 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 3325 16th Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids, IA for $4,178,500.

Landlord and Property Manager Workshop

Sioux City, IA - April 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a Landlord and Property Manager Workshop on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the third floor conference room at the Long Lines Family recreation Center, 401 Gordon Drive. The workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m.

Iowa Finance Authority awards $200,000 from State Housing Trust Fund to support four affordable...

Des Moines, IA - April 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors today approved four grants totaling $200,000 to advance affordable homeownership and rental opportunities in Fayette, Keokuk, Logan and Sioux Center. The funding is made available through the State Housing Trust Fund’s Project-Based program. The program provides financing for the development of affordable single-family and multifamily housing units.

S.A.F.E Home Program

Sioux City, IA - April 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sioux City Fire Rescue is pleased to announce a new residential Safe Home Program. This program has three components:

Successful Partnership Prevent Red Tags for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners

Sioux City, IA - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Sioux City, Neighborhood Services Division has partnered with Inspection Services Division to develop a new program. “We have formed a unique partnership to help low-income elderly, and disabled homeowners with critical emergency repairs that have reduced life, health and safety hazards and improved homeowners’ quality of life” says Darlynn McMullen.

IDX Broker software makes finding Clinton, Iowa property a Quick Search on website of...

EUGENE, OR - February 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matthew Brisch of Howes & Jefferies Realtors has adopted a customized IDX solution from IDX, Inc. for his professional real estate website. As a member of the Clinton MLS (CLIN), Brisch has long has access to the immense database of property listings CLIN hosts. Now, clients of Brisch and potential buyers utilizing the innovative IDX solution he employs can experience an unprecedented level of access to CLIN listings conveniently from the Howes and Jefferies search page. The online property search in Clinton, Iowa has been revolutionized by IDX Broker and Matthew Brisch.

Property Owners Continue to Utilize Tax Exemptin to Construct New Homes/Make Improvements to Existing...

February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Property Owners Continue to Utilize Tax Exemption to Construct New Homes/Make Improvements to Existing Homes. In October of 2007, the City of Sioux City began the City-Wide Tax Exemption / Urban Revitalization Program. The purpose of the program is to provide partial tax exemption for up to 10 years on the increased value of property resulting from improvements. Improvements can include substantial remodeling, additions, or new construction of single-family residential or multi-family residential structures

Property Improvements May Qualify for Tax Exemption

November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- December 31 is the deadline to file for Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption on eligible properties which received property improvements during calendar year 2010. All residential property owners within the corporate limits of the City of Sioux City that made improvements to their property in 2010 are encouraged to apply for the tax exemption.

Unique Iowa properties available for online search with IDX Broker software

EUGENE, OR - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Sue Westergard to the growing team of real estate professionals choosing to enable a custom IDX solution on their realty websites. Agents and brokers, like Westergard, have long had access to detailed property listings. Now, thanks to IDX Broker software, Westergard can support thousands of Spirit Lake MLS (SLMLS) listings directly on her real estate search page. Her website serves home seekers and their every need, by hosting a thorough and comprehensive database of property listings online.

Pella provides new windows, accessible door for wounded Iowa veteran

PELLA, IA - November 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Steve and Sue Ralston are honoring Veterans Day this year by remodeling their rural home outside Waterloo, Iowa, for a very special Iowa veteran

Invite Someone Home Again This Holdiay Season

November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Sioux City Economic Development Department is inviting former residents to move back to Sioux City this holiday season. In its third year, the “Home Again” marketing initiative will again utilize local media including print, tv, bus signage, banners and electronic billboards to target parents and families who want to see their children move back to Sioux City


Washington, DC - October 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Pete Stark (D-CA) released a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report today on the need for greater transparency regarding companies’ ownership of nursing homes. Baucus, Grassley and Stark requested the report, titled “Complexity of Private Investment Purchases Demonstrates Need for CMS to Improve the Usability and Completeness of Ownership Data.”

FEMA’s Home Inspectors Recording Damage To Speed Assistance To More Than 10,000 Iowans

WEST DES MOINES, IA - August 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 10,000 Iowans are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and flooding that began June 1, according to disaster recovery officials.


HUD Secretary Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Unveil First...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today the launch of the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement’s first public service announcement (PSA) television ad titled “Homeowner Help.” The PSA, which can be viewed at and, is designed to educate homeowners about the resources available to them through the mortgage servicing settlement.


EPA Awards $12.3 Million to State of Iowa for Critical Water...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s drinking water revolving loan program funds to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment